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Monday, September 2, 2013

Blow Out the Candles September 2

Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw is celebrating his 65th birthday today.
 1973 Topps #15
Career highlights and awards
Rated #50 NFL Player of all-time by as of 2009 season
4× Super Bowl champion (IX, X, XIII, XIV)
2× Super Bowl MVP (XIII, XIV)
3× Pro Bowl selection (1975, 1978, 1979)
1× First-team All-Pro selection (1978)
1× Second-team All-Pro selection (1979)
NFL 1970s All-Decade Team
1978 NFL MVP
1978 Bert Bell Award
Led the NFL in TD passes in 1978 and 1982

 A couple of winners, Terry with Roger Staubach
 Terry with Mean Joe Greene
 Remember the good times Pirates fans?  Maybe they're coming back.
C'mon.  Admit it.  You have the 8-track.
If only someone had been taking notes all of the world's problems could have been solved.
Good times!

Tennis great Jimmy Connors is celebrating his 61st birthday today.
The winner of 8 Grand Slam singles titles Jimmy is by far the winningest male player of the open era with 109 singles titles and 1229 match wins.
Bad boy, bad boys ...

Too bad this didn't last.
Jimmy and Martina
Old friends?

Hall of Fame guard Nate "Tiny" Archibald is celebrating his 65th birthday today.
 1972-73 Topps #169

Career highlights and awards
NBA champion (1981)
6× NBA All-Star (1973, 1975–1976, 1980–1982)
3× All-NBA First Team (1973, 1975–1976)
2× All-NBA Second Team (1972, 1981)
NBA scoring champion (1973)
NBA assists leader (1973)
NBA All-Star Game MVP (1981)
NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team
#1 Retired by the Sacramento Kings

Hall of Fame player, manager and sporting good magnate Albert Goodwill Spalding was born in Byron, Illinois on this date in 1850.

Musician Billy Preston was born in Houston, Texas on this date in 1946.

In addition to a solo career Billy played with both The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.

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